Using the Content Editor

When you create or edit content, such as writing and formatting text, creating tables, embedding images and videos, and inserting links, you use the content editor built into Jive.

The editor includes many of the standard features of other word processing programs. Use either the icons in the interface or keyboard shortcuts.

Here are some features of the content editor you may want to explore:

Adding a Table of Contents

The content editor includes a feature that automatically generates a hierarchical table of contents based on the headings in your content. When you insert the table of contents, the editor looks at the headings your content uses, including their levels (Heading 2, Heading 3, and so on). Based on the heading levels, the editor creates links to the headings, indenting the links at similar levels.

To insert the table of contents, click Insert > Table of Contents. While you're editing the content, the presence of the table of contents will appear as an icon like so:



In the saved or published version of the content, the icon will be replaced with a hierarchical list of links to headings in your content.



Using the Spellchecker

The content editor includes a spellchecker that you turn on when you want to check spelling. When you're ready to check the spelling in your document, click the spellchecker button. Misspelled words will be underlined in red. Click a misspelled word to view suggested alternate spellings and scroll down to select the best match. Note that the spellchecker does not check spelling as you type. You must turn it on or off by clicking the spellchecker button. After you have made corrections, click the button again to recheck spelling.

Note: You can change the language used for spell checking by clicking the down arrow at the right side of the Toggle spellchecker button.

How to view code source for my content?

The content editor's Source Code feature allows you to edit your document in HTML. Click the < > link in the editor's toolbar when you want to write directly in HTML. When you're finished, you can toggle back to the default editor view by clicking OK. Click Cancel to return to content editor without making changes.

Some kinds of HTML markup can cause the site to be less secure. For this reason, certain HTML tags aren't supported by default. When you use these tags, Jive will remove them before displaying the content. You can include them and they'll be saved, but they won't render when someone views your content. Here's a list of what's not supported:

Tags: <embed>, <html>, <head>, <iframe>, <link>, <meta>, <object>, <script>, <style>

Attributes: action, class, method, on* (such as onClick), *src*

Viewing Code Using the Syntax Highlighter

The content editor's Syntax Highlighter feature allows you to mark text as code and specify the language so that it renders correctly in the saved and published versions of your document, blog post, or other content. This is useful to show code example in your documentation. Supported code styles are Java, JavaScript, SQL, HTML/XML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, Python, C, C#, or C++.

To apply the code formatting, select the block of text you want to format, then click the More > Syntax Highlighter and select the language-specific formatting you want.

Here are a few code examples


Code Sample